Letter to the FNP Editor: Extreme Risk Protective Orders

Blaine A. Hoffmann, Legal Director at Heartly House, recently wrote this letter to the editor of the Frederick News-Post. We wanted to share it with our readers so that they are aware of the possibility of obtaining an Extreme Risk Protective Order. Regarding the March 25 article “Sheriff’s office identifies Thurmont man killed in police-involved […]

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How to Help a Victim of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious problem in this country, and around the world. Victims of domestic violence are often afraid or simply unable to talk about their situation, for fear of potential repercussions. If you know someone who is being abused, or if you suspect abuse, you will certainly want to help. However, it is […]

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Bringing Male Victims and Witnesses of Sexual Violence to the Forefront

Heartly House recently joined International Advocate and trauma survivor, William Kellibrew as he gave an inspiring presentation to Hood College students about his story of surviving sexual violence and being a witness to domestic violence as a child. Sexual abuse and violence is often thought of as affecting only women, but men and boys can […]

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Heartly House Now Accepting Gift Card Donations For Its Clients For The Holiday Season

Heartly House is now accepting gift card donations to retail stores, grocery stores and gas stations for its clients for the holiday season until December 12. Gift cards can to be mailed to: Heartly House, PO Box 857, Frederick, MD 21705. We thank you for your continued support!

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Things You Can Do to Help a Struggling Relationship

No relationship is smooth sailing from start to finish. Even the best relationships – the ones that last for decades – have their struggles along the way. There is no shame in going through a difficult patch in your relationship, but it is how you handle these struggles that will determine your path forward. If […]

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Myths and Facts About Domestic Abuse

Do you have a preconceived notion with regard to the people who tend to commit domestic abuse? If so, you are wrong. Anyone can become the victim of domestic abuse, so it is impossible to stereotype the type of person committing the abuse, and the type of person being abused. These stereotypes tend to be […]

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All About Restraining Orders in Maryland

While everyone hopes that none of their relationships ever reaches this point, there are times in life where domestic legal services such as a restraining order may be necessary. If you currently find yourself at a point where you think a Maryland restraining order would be in your best interest, this blog post may provide […]

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2018 Affair of the Heart Is Right Around The Corner!

Our 2018 Affair of the Heart event that was originally slated for May 18th has been rescheduled for next Friday, June 22nd, from 7-10pm! The Gala will be held at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center and will feature heavy hors d’oevres & bar with signature cocktail, as well as music and dancing! Limited tickets […]

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Tips for When a Domestic Violence Survivor Asks for Help

It is extremely difficult to know what to do when someone in your life experiences domestic violence. You obviously want to help in any way you can – but you don’t want to make the situation worse. The steps you take could help the individual get out of the situation, but only if you proceed […]

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